Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre

If you’re looking to get in a couple of laps in the pool or run a few kilometres on a treadmill, the Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre has lots to offer. The Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre has a lift to assist with access to the swimming pool. Learn more at Accessibility Resources.

July 27, 2024 September 2, 2024

Annual Maintenance Closure: July 27 to September 2

The facility will be closed for the annual pool maintenance closure starting on July 27 until September 2, re-opening on September 3. During this time, the Gibsons and Sechelt pool will be open, and the weight room at Sechelt Aquatic Centre and Gibsons & Area Community Centre will be open.

The Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre is located at 13639 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park. The facility is located in the lower level of Pender Harbour Secondary School.

Holiday Hours:
Canada Day, July 1 – Closed
BC Day, August 5 – Closed
Labour Day, September 2 – Closed
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, September 30 – Closed
Thanksgiving, October 14 – Closed
Remembrance Day, November 11 – Closed
December 23 to 26 – Closed
New Year’s Eve, December 31 – 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Monday7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday7:00 am to 1:00 pm AND 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am to 1:00 pm

The facility is closed on May 20.

Monday to Friday7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday and SundayCLOSED

The facility is closed on July 1.

The annual pool maintenance closure will take place starting Saturday July 27 to Monday September 2, re-opening on Tuesday September 3. Here’s what you can expect during the maintenance closure:

The entire facility will be closed.

Pools that will be open during this time:

Weight rooms that will be open during this time:

Pools require annual maintenance to extend the life of the facilities and to minimize unexpected closures. We schedule planned, temporary closures of the pools and wet areas to complete this work each year. We do our best to provide all the details of the annual closures in advance so that you can plan accordingly. This year the start date of the Pender Harbour closure is not yet finalized. Once it is, we will update the public. Thank you for your patience.

The annual maintenance closures at SCRD pools are scheduled so that only one pool is closed while the other two pools are open and available.


  • 20 metre lap pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Family / universal change room available
  • Accessibility lift (learn more at Accessibility Resources)
  • Weight room
  • Fitness studio
  • Water bottle fill station in weight room
  • Lockers, require personal locks

Considerate weight room etiquette creates a pleasant and predictable workout environment for everyone.

  • When you are finished using dumbells in SCRD weight rooms, please clean and return them to the racks in order of weight.
  • When visiting SCRD weight rooms, please use the sign-up board for cardio equipment.
  • Please remember to wipe down the equipment with the provided sanitizing solution before and after you have used it.
  • SCRD weight rooms are scent free zones.
  • You must be 16 years or older to use the weight room.
  • 13 – 15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult, or they must complete a gym orientation before when using the weight room.
  • Children 12 and under are not permitted in the weight room.

SCRD staff will be seeking to better understand how patrons use the three pools on the Sunshine Coast. This information will help inform future planning. During this time, patrons visiting Pender Harbour Aquatic & Fitness Centre will be asked if they are using the pool during their visit. This may take a few extra seconds when you check in for each visit. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

The SCRD will not be collecting any additional personal information other than what is normally already collected for enrollment in registered programs and when patrons purchase passes.

Contact Us

Recreation Services

Phone: 604-885-6801